How do we begin to accept so much less than what we deserve? Why do we question who God says we ARE but easily accept what the enemy says which isn’t true? Why can’t we just get that God wants the best for us and our lives? Why do we give the enemy so much power into our lives? I can tell you from my own personal experiences that it’s when we are not surrounding ourselves around people who can speak into us and pour into us positively and spiritually. It’s when we listen to the lies this world tells us instead of listening to Gods truth about us. It’s because we are to busy watching what others are doing and worrying about what the worlds standards say we are and should be instead of focusing on who God says we are, it basically comes down to staying focused on GOD!!! I can go down the alphabet and count reasons up to a million but it will all mean absolutely nothing if you’re not keeping yourself focused on God. Its only what we do for Christ that’s going to last in the long run, God is the ONLY one that truly matters!! In my life, I chased after the crowds, the men, the money, the drugs and alcohol, the worlds standards, and none of it I mean NONE OF IT mattered nothing and no one has ever stuck beside me and been so good to me like God has and produced such an amazing outcome! At the end of it all everything else left me spent, abused, wasted and confused. We spend our lives chasing after things that don’t do anything but cause us to question our lives and our worth, break our hearts and our trust and waste our lives trying to be people we were never even supposed to be in the first place and hope and pray that when it’s all said and done we live to make it through the chaos and insanity of our lives to be in one piece with our sound mind and judgment being able to recognize that this world has nothing to offer you. Run into the arms of God because His love for you is relentless. He will never leave you nor forsake you because He is absolutely crazy about you. Stop listening to the lies of the world and the enemy and listen to the truth of what God says about you, get in your word and change your atmosphere. YOU are destined for greatness, YOU are so much more than you could possibly imagine and God is truly for you.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." (NIV)
Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The LORD is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (NIV)
Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?" (NIV)
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)
John 8:44 THE DEVIL IS A LIAR. "[The devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar and the father of lies" (NASB).
I can understand the pure joy David had in writing his words of love to you. King of Kings, Lord of Lords I seek your face…I desire to dwell in your secret place…I want to love you as none other has ever yearned to love you before. I need you Jesus; I yearn for your holy presence in my life. I am consumed with thoughts of you…I am in love with you. I am constantly searching for you, longing for an encounter, a word or a touch from you. Unveil your heavenly glory to me O’ Lord. Submerge me in your living water and guide me with your dynamic Holy Spirit…such a peaceful gentleman He is, so wise, knowledgeable and thoughtful He is. Remain the first thought on my mind upon daybreak and the last thought I have as my eyes close at night, even as I dream flood my dreams with manifestations of you…Consume me my Lord.
Little girls fantasize of their dream wedding but no one really tells us about the realities of a God centered marriage. How important it is to pray for our marriage and our spouse not just after your married but before. How important respect, honor and communication really are. There is so much emphasis on the fairy tale and not so much on real life and that is a set up for failure. The dress, the glamour, and the location after the big day what role are these things really going to play in the future of the marriage besides memories and good pictures? Where are the people being honest about having a consistent prayer life for your marriage? Keeping you and your spouse and EVERY detail of our lives covered in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, Seeking God for direction and the REAL truths of dying to yourself daily? It’s time to be honest about what true longevity is in marriage- GOD, He is the center, the 3rd strand of the 3-strand cord and how can we survive without praying and bringing our marriages under submission to God and seeking His perfect will? We need to be in God’s word for our lives and our marriages, what is God saying? Marriage is no joking matter! Its work! Yes, it’s beautiful and fun and all of those amazing things but we have to get real when it comes to the spiritual aspects of being in a marriage covenant between two people and God.
On my daughters birthday she said to me "I'm gonna open my Hello Kitty Ballerina" I said "who says mommy and daddy bought you one?" her response was " because I asked"
God gave me the revelation that this is the type of faith He wants us to have knowing WITHOUT A DOUBT that because we asked Him who is our Father we have
That childlike faith that knows with certainty that our requests and petitions have been answered because He is our Father and He loves us unconditionally. He wants the best for us if you don't ask you cant receive!
Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
One of the biggest problems that I had was trusting God completely. I gave so much trust to people without hesitation yet when it came time to surrender myself completely to God I would hit a wall or I would say it but the minute something happened I would begin to panic and it would be in that moment that I would realize that the words of trust I had spoken weren’t true. I have seen God do some amazing and miraculous things and yet I couldn’t just release myself to be totally committed to him it would be so frustrating for me. I knew the enemy was enjoying watching me hold myself back from being free. Free to really go deeper, free to totally trust God and know that I am capable of his amazing love and relationship, that I was free to surrender my heart completely. I started paying attention when things would happen I would listen to my thoughts and I would listen to my words and I began allowing myself to accept my flaws so I could receive change. I was holding myself responsible for my reactions something I used to run from; seeing ourselves in truth can be one of the hardest things we have to face. We can be our own worst enemy, but when we get sick and tired of being sick and tired or when we absolutely decide to pursue truth that is when freedom begins. The Holy Spirit said to me one day “When you learn to really trust me from your heart and not just “lip service” then you will really see” my jaw dropped, my God it was like a light bulb went off, I cried. I really was getting it, it’s been me, I’ve been allowing myself to focus on the wrong things and giving more energy to the fear than the faith the crazy part was I knew this but I wasn’t positioned to receive this of myself it was something about that particular moment that God spoke to me. It was a God moment. It gave me the freedom to receive my growth to begin taking my power back. Each day we can make a choice to keep walking in fear and denial not tapping in and losing our power or we can accept that we are not perfect we have flaws but it’s in the moment that we begin to accept that and surrender that we will begin to get our power back because there is power in our truth.
Precious Holy Trinity,
Melt me into you so I no longer exist; Pour your precious blood all over me, hide me deep within you. I need you to dwell within me. What is life without you? God, I love you so much…you mean so very much. Melt us into one so others cannot see where I end and you begin. I could love on you forever. My daddy God, My Abba Father I want to yell my love for you from the rooftops- I LOVE YOU MY LORD, I NEED YOU! You are my new addiction; fill me with the glory of you. My miracle, my life-support, my redeemer- you saved me! I am free, lost in love with you. I am more grateful for you as the seconds tick by. Glorious, magnificent King, thank you for your favor, your grace and your mercy, I am forever yours.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Magnified love unto you. I love you Jesus. I love you Jesus…words so beautiful to speak. Can I just speak your name over and over? Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Melodic, tranquil and hypnotic…Jesus that’s what you are. I’m safe in you. I don’t want to make a single move if you are not a part of it. I can’t tell you enough how much I love you, how much I need you…to be filled with you. You’re the reason my heart beats so that I can love you. There’s none other worthy of the adoration or praise!! You’re so peaceful and forgiving. You love all of us with NO question, you don’t care who we USED to be, you just love us for who we ARE. You are the shelter from the storm, my safe place. You are what I had been searching for all my life. It wasn’t in a man. It wasn’t in “love” making. It wasn’t in the wine, beer or the pill bottles. It wasn’t in the boxes of cigarettes or the bags of marijuana. IT’S ALL IN YOU!!! I was slowly killing myself chasing a fulfillment that doesn’t even exist outside of you. I look back on it now and it seems so stupid, selfish even. What the heck was I doing to myself? I was on the fast track all right, to the grave. Thank you for saving a wretched sinner such as myself. Thank you for unconditional love. Thank you for being the lover of my soul. Thank you for being Unselfish in your sacrifice of life.
Abba Father, Daddy God, Sweet Jesus, My Precious King, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
I know you will NEVER lie to me, get drunk and call me names, tell me I’m ugly or love me then leave me. I know you will NEVER mislead me, rape me or forsake me. I know you will NEVER tell me what you think I want to hear just to get something you want from me, push me down a flight of stairs or cheat on me. I know you will NEVER beat me with a 2 X 4, terrorize me or punch on me. Lord, I know you will NEVER steal from me, use me for sex then ignore me, create my children then turn your back on them, tell me I’m everything your looking for then never be with me. I know you will NEVER tell me I’m not good enough to love you, lay with women behind my back then come home and abuse me, kick me down and take my kids or molest me. Sweet Jesus, I know you will Never mentally, physically or emotionally abuse me. My precious, precious Lord, I know you will NEVER hold my past or the mistakes that I’ve made against me. I know you see me as whole and complete, a child of God, an heir to the most high King, the head and NOT the tail, above only and NOT beneath, the lender and NOT the borrower. Father, I know you see me only as an anointed daughter of the king. In you Abba Father I know that I am safe. I know that I can trust you to never use me and leave me broken empty or confused. In Jesus mighty name. Amen, Amen and Amen.